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FEATURE: H2HOrganizing.com, 'Interview - TecKnow'

Lately, we see a lot of modern technology in our client’s homes. From lights that turn on when you enter a room to sound systems that come with Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa built-in. We spoke with Westport, CT’s TecKnow and Kim Burke to help us make sense of it all.

For the busy person, what is TecKnow?

Tecknow Is a company that custom designs, installs, programs and maintains smart home and office automation systems incorporating solar and/or solar storage. A light, a lock, a solar roof, a battery, a thermostat, irrigation - these are all examples of connected devices that can be optimized and set into “scenes” to create energy efficiencies, security and convenience. Unlike some other smart home systems that collect your data and listen to conversations, the Apple HomeKit platform is all about data privacy, security and does not monetize your data or record your conversations.

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FEATURE: CarTalk.com, 'Connecting the Car to the Smart Home'

“I am standing in an ultra-modern home directly on the beach in the fanciest part of the ritzy bedroom community where I grew up. But our house was a split level built in 1951, and if we wanted to change the channel on the TV, we had to get up from the LayZBoy.

No such need in the smart house, which uses technology from Tesla and Apple. Outside, Tesla rules; inside, it’s Apple. If you have an iPhone, look for the little house icon with an orange background. The My Home app is built into every Apple phone, though most people don’t know it’s there. The phone can be a powerful tool for turning your accessories on or off...”

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